Tag: database

Mature MADlib Moves Up Apache Development Chain

Oct 10, 2017 |

As the in-database analytics library MADlib makes inroads in emerging cloud-based AI applications, the open source initiative is moving up the development chain as a priority project within the Apache Software Foundation. Read more…

A Bottom-Up Approach to Data Quality

Sep 6, 2017 |

Despite the amazing progress we’ve made in novel data processing techniques, poor data quality remains the bane of analytics. It’s why data scientists spend upwards of 80% of their time preparing and cleansing data instead of exploring the data and building models that leverage it. Read more…

‘Database Learning’ Aims to Speed Queries

Aug 31, 2017 |

University researchers have developed a lightweight software tool that enables existing databases to learn from user queries, pinpointing requested data without starting from scratch on every query.

A University of Michigan team said theirs’ Read more…

MongoDB, Tableau Expand Integration With BI Link

Aug 9, 2017 |

Database vendor MongoDB is again partnering with visual analytics specialist Tableau Software on an upgraded business intelligence connector designed to extend the merger of the two big data platforms to leverage Tableau’s visualization capabilities on enterprise data stored on the MongoDB system. Read more…

IBM Bolsters Spark Ties with Latest SQL Engine

Jul 18, 2017 |

IBM is extending its commitment to Apache Spark as a key component of in-memory analytics with the latest release of its SQL engine for Hadoop.

The new version of IBM Big SQL released last week also solidifies the company’s joint distribution deal with Hortonworks announced last month that includes Hortonwork’s Hadoop and stream processing distributions. Read more…

The Top Three Challenges of Moving Data to the Cloud

Jul 4, 2017 |

Most data-driven businesses have already or are looking to move their data from on-premises databases to the cloud in order to take advantage of its unlimited, on-demand storage and compute cycles. Read more…

MySQL Tops Database Rankings

Jun 28, 2017 |

MySQL remains the world’s most popular open source database while MySQL skills are by far the most in-demand among recruiters, according to the latest rankings of popular databases.

The Stackshare Database Index ranked the top ten databases by the number of technology stacks containing each data platform. Read more…

MongoDB Pivots to Analytics

Jun 21, 2017 |

MongoDB wasn’t originally designed to power advanced analytics. But the frustration that people have with Hadoop data lakes and the desire to get real-time answers from the database driving their applications is leading the company to build more analytic capabilities directly in the NoSQL database. Read more…

Tibco Launches BI Cloud, Updates Streaming Platform

Jun 8, 2017 |

As self-service data analytics inexorably shifts to the cloud, another business intelligence and analytics tool vendor has rolled out a cloud platform along with an updated version of its streaming analytics framework as a way of expanding its customer base. Read more…

Ignite Buys Database Vendor Infobright

May 2, 2017 |

Ignite Technologies Inc., a privately held enterprise software vendor, has acquired Toronto-based analytic database developer Infobright Inc.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Ignite is owned by enterprise software investor ESW Capital of Austin, Texas, which owns a group of software developers that also includes Aurea, Trilogy and Versata. Read more…